English

One of the many advantages of our small classes is the individual attention that each child receives with his/her reading. Parents also come into school to help listen to children read.

The library is up-dated regularly with new reading material, both fiction and non-fiction, and is used enthusiastically by all of the children.

All our children are encouraged to write independently from an early age and achieve an excellent standard of creative writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Joined handwriting is taught from Year 1.

Each year The Young Shakespeare Company visits the school to work with all children in Key Stage 2. Year 6 also visit the Globe Theatre to take part in workshops and to learn about that famous stage.

Combined music and drama productions take place throughout the year. At Christmas the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 both perform Nativity plays, in the spring term Years 3 and 4 work together to produce their play and at the end of the summer term Years 5 and 6 bring the school year to a close with their annual production.